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Rising machinery shipments show promise

Packaging machinery shipments in the United States reached $4.889 billion last year, an $82 million (or 1.7%) increase from 2002, according to the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute’s 10th Annual Shipments and Outlook Study.
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Conveyor tips to improve sterile packaging line efficiency

Want to reap the benefits of on-time production and eliminate preventable line problems? Here are tips to get the most out of your conveyors.
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Lock Inspection Systems: Metal detector

New from Lock Inspection Systems is the MET 30+ hf, a high-frequency metal detector offering 30% higher sensitivity than standard detectors. Designed primarily for snack food and bakery industries, unit inspects dry foods at 875Khz using a single high-frequency, crystal-controlled oscillator.
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A.P. Dataweigh Systems: Stainless-steel checkweigher

Now available from A.P. Dataweigh is the SR1 Series of stainless-steel checkweighers. Designed with complete open architecture for local serviceability and spare part purchases, machines run at speeds to 200 products/min. Features new In-Motion roller design and 1” rollers, various belt styles, 60-second calibration, and software-based controls. Said to repeats at ± 1g accuracy, or ± 2g for simpler applications.
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PACK EXPO Video: Accutower dynamic buffer system

PACK EXPO : Krones is introducing the Accutower dynamic buffering system at Pack Expo 2004 in its booth, S-2466. See video clip of this machine
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PACK EXPO Video: Gripveyor conveyor system

PACK EXPO : Hartness offers its Gripveyor conveyor system at Pack Expo 2004 in its booth, N-3817. See video clip of this machine
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PACK EXPO Video: ProLine FC horizontal cartoning

PACK EXPO : Triangle is offering its ProLine FC horizontal cartoning machine at its booth, S-806, at Pack Expo International 2004. See video clip of this machine
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PACK EXPO Video: Infinity Series 3-D accumulator

PACK EXPO : Garvey introduces its Infinity Series 3-D accumulator at Pack Expo 2004 in its booth located at N-3813.See video clip of this machine
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PACK EXPO Video: Compak II bagger

PACK EXPO : Kliklok-Woodman is introducing its Compak II bagmaker at Pack Expo 2004 in its booth, S-1601. See video clip of this machine
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PACK EXPO Video: Air-Paq inflatable packaging

PACK EXPO : Pactiv offers a look at its new Pactiv 9000 Air-Paq® engineered inflatable packaging at its booth, S-2342, at Pack Expo International 2004. See video clip of this machine
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PC-based real-time monitoring software

PACK EXPO : Safeline demonstrated at Pack Expo International 2004 a new software/hardware combination designed to connect and monitor a network of metal detectors within a plant or connect a number of plants or lines within an organization.
Packaging for the Kodak Water & Sport one-time-use camera respond to club store needs. The primary packages are in a multipack t
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Reshaping Packaging's 'Silent Salesperson' Role

Clutter at retail, wider international markets, and evolving brand strategies lift packaging’s importance in making the sale.
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PACK EXPO Video: 2100 A Arm stretchwrapper

PACK EXPO : Cousins introduced its 2100 Series A Arm stretchwrapper at Pack Expo International 2004. See video clip of this machine
The CPU used in the PAC that controls the pressure-sensitive labeling system.
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Single controller governs vision; motion and logic

A tightly integrated controls package on this pressure-sensitive labeling system brings automation plus a 50% increase in throughput.
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PACK EXPO Video: V5100 vf/f/s baling system

PACK EXPO : Taylor Products showed its V5100 vf/f/s baling system at its booth at Pack Expo International 2004 this week in Chicago. See video clip of this machine

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